Parcours was founded in the summer of 2016 by Dov Tate, after discovering that there was something missing from the market; an affordably priced and aero-tested wheelset. Using his background in engineering and passion for the sport of cycling, Dov decided to set out with the idea of creating just that.
Dov spent the early part of 2016 reaching out to different suppliers to find out what materials they had to offer, and in the March of that same year travelled over to the US to begin some more comprehensive testing in a specialist wind tunnel in North Carolina. As part of this process Dov started to investigate where others had gone wrong, and indeed the routes in which he would be able to take in order to set Parcours apart from its competitors. Upon receiving the results, Dov was able to fully analyse the data recorded and look into trends in manufacturing, rim shape and design – from which some early wheel designs were drawn.
In 2016, Dov travelled to mainland China, to specifically research the materials and processes behind the development of the wheels. He explored different carbon layups, resins and components, to ensure that not only was he looking to create a fast and competitive aerodynamic wheel, but also one that would be able to withstand impact, with a build quality that made them durable and robust.
A few months later in the summer of 2016, Parcours was officially launched with three wheels headlining the new range – the Grimpeur, Passista and Chrono.
Since then, the Parcours range has been further developed to include full ranges for the road, time trial bikes and even as far as gravel. The Strade wheelset is an impressively fast all-road wheelset with proven aerodynamics and stability, and the Alta range can support on the roughest gravel trails to allow you to get the most of your off-road adventures.
We continually seek to refine and develop our product range with new-generation wheels launched as new technologies emerge and trends evolve. For some time now, the Parcours team have been working in collaboration with Dr Steve Faulkner from Nottingham Trent University to study in great detail the effect of wind angle on a bike frame and wheels, creating the #thinkwider aero range as a result of these studies which was released at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.
Parcours wheels are the ideal choice if you want to have an interest in tangible gains in their sport – those that want to see transparency and proven data, recognising the benefit that good aerodynamics can have on their performance.
We partner with some of the world’s best athletes, who train and race using our range of products and at the same time help to test and offer feedback, helping to shape the path of ongoing product development alongside race proven results.